President Muhammed Buhari has called on minister of youth and sports, Solomon Dalung to commiserate with him over death of his wife, Briskila.
On Sunday, Dalung had announced the death of his wife on his official Facebook page. She died in Jos, Plateau state after a brief illness
Nneka Anibeze, special assistant to the minister on media, said Buhari reached Dalung on phone from London.
Anibeze said the president prayed that God will grant the soul of the departed eternal rest.
He also prayed to God to give the family she left behind the fortitude to bear the loss.
The president promised to support the Dalung family in their moment of grief.
The funeral arrangement of the deceased, who is survived by her husband and five children, is yet to be announced.